Taking a look at the latest report we see that Windows Phone is still strong in the low-end of the market with the recently launched Lumia 630 model doing well across the board.
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Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
From bendy iPhones and the iOS mess, to Xbox One, Galaxy Notes, the cheapest Windows 8.1 tablet ever and The Fappening (Pt II), we look back at highlights from this week's top news on Neowin.
We known this was coming for a while now but according to the latest reports Bing apps will be rebranded under the MSN moniker starting next week alongside the launch of the new MSN.com website.
If you're running a preview version of Windows Phone on Lumia hardware you might want to press the 'check for updates' button as many devices around the world are getting the Cyan firmware update.
Better late than never, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform picks up the important news aggregate app Flipboard and is now available for download.
Karbonn Mobiles is the latest brand to join the Windows Phone platform, as its Titanium Wind W4 goes on sale in India for Rs.5,999, with three colour options, front and rear cameras and a 4in display.
A Nokia executive has said that the company is scaling back - but not completely ending - its development work on HERE Maps for Windows Phone, as it now plans to focus its efforts on Android and iOS.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone commercial that once again shows how Cortana is better than Siri and also highlights the recently launched Lumia 635 Windows Phone too.
Microsoft is now rolling out its latest Windows Phone developer preview update, which includes support for HTC devices - and the Cyan update will be expanding to more Lumia handsets from today.
Microsoft is building Cortana in to Windows 9 and the thinking behind this move is profound, as the company hopes to use the digital assistant to nudge more users towards its mobile platform.
Microsoft's Lumia 735 - known also as the 'selfie phone', due to its impressive front-facing camera - will go on sale in the UK next week, with Cortana support and the latest Denim firmware on board.
Microsoft has published a new page that will help keep you updated on Cortana's new features which will be helpful considering how quickly updates are being pushed out for the platform.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore posted on Twitter that they are hoping to push out an updated for those of you who participate in the preview program that will address several issues including HTC support.
Microsoft is now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - though not the Lumia Denim firmware - to its Lumia 930. Among other things, the update will enable Cortana on the device in the UK and China.
With the Nokia name disappearing from its handsets soon, Microsoft will be changing the way it brands its mobile devices. But would Microsoft-branded phones really appeal to potential buyers?
Oculus has announced a new prototype headset, Crescent Bay. They also announced a native mobile app that will be making its way to Windows Phone, iOS, and Android; a release date was not mentioned.
From Windows 9 leaks and the first 'Windows phone', to microwaved iPhones and sabotaged washing machines, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
It looks like Cortana has gotten another feature in the past few weeks as the personal digital assistant can now define words which can be helpful for those who are studying the English language.
Microsoft has announced that they are doubling all of the free storage on mobile platforms if you enable the auto-upload feature to backup your photos; but you have to act quick to get the offer.
This week, Microsoft announced that they had purchased the studio behind Minecraft and today, Phil Spencer has said that they will bring the popular game to Windows Phone.
Despite announcing in July that mainstream support for Windows Phone 7.8 would end on September 9, Microsoft has quietly extended the cut-off date until mid-October, although it's not yet clear why.
Microsoft appears ready to drop the Nokia brand from its mobile devices naming scheme, as the company launched a website called "Microsoft Devices" for phones made by the former Nokia unit.
Celkon is the latest addition to the Windows Phone platform, and is preparing to launch its first handset with Microsoft's mobile OS - the Win 400 - which has been revealed in a leaked image.
Microsoft has released the latest update to its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, but if you were expecting that it would bring a long list of exciting new features, you'll be disappointed.
The first Windows Phone from Fly, the ERA Windows IQ400W, is now available to purchase, and includes a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200, and front- and rear-cameras.
Microsoft is once again stating its commitment to the low-end of the phone market. The company is focusing on its "First" line of phones and wants to bring Windows Phone to more affordable handsets.
After it emerged recently that Microsoft plans to drop its Windows Phone brand in the coming months, an official image for a new device shows the handset featuring the 'Windows' logo.
Yet another brand is developing its first Windows Phone - the GoFone GF47W has been spotted from UK brand My Go, with a quad-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP camera and sleek 7.2mm-thick body.
From new Windows and more Windows Phones, to new devices with changing prices, bigger iPhones, and the (non-)death of Nokia, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Yet another brand is joining the Windows Phone line-up: TrekStor, best known for its DataStation storage devices, has shown off its first WP handset, which is launching in November for under €150.
A Microsoft spokesperson tried to explain to the Indian public that the Windows Phone platform simply gets a bad rap, despite reaching parity with other platforms when it comes to apps.
With so many manufacturers joining Windows Phone lately, it's been a bit difficult to keep up with all the new additions. Our handy guide offers you an overview of Microsoft's device partners.
After hearing rumor of Microsoft's focus on rebranding the Lumia and Windows Phone line, we get our first supposed look of a Microsoft smartphone bezel carrying the new branding.
Owners of Verizon's HTC Windows Phone 8X will begin receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 Update sometime in late October, according to a tweet from the company's official Twitter account.
Microsoft is planning to drop the Nokia brand from its devices later this year, according to a leaked internal document that also confirms that the Windows Phone brand is being phased out.
Microsoft has released another Windows Phone commercial where Siri and Cortana go head-to-head, and this time, the topic is about remembering your favorite things.
Blu has shown off its two new Windows Phones - the $89 Win JR and $179 Win HD - in official videos. Check out their specs and see them in action, to find out what they offer for their low price tags.
Cherry Mobile is the latest brand to sign up as a Windows Phone partner, with two new handsets - including perhaps the most affordable Windows Phone ever, at just $69 - and two Windows 8.1 tablets.
A week after inviting users to sign up to a beta of its new Opera Mini browser for Windows Phone, the company has now released the app as an open beta, available for anyone to download now.
Alcatel OneTouch has returned to Windows Phone with the POP 2, the first handset running Microsoft's mobile OS to feature a 64-bit processor, along with 1GB RAM, 4G connectivity and a low price tag.
Alcatel OneTouch launched a Windows Phone 7.8 device back in 2012, but its chief marketing officer says it plans to return with tablets running Windows Phone, including a 10-inch device.
A new survey polling users of the BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone platforms has found that WP users remain the most dedicated; that is, they're the least likely to switch to Apple's iPhone 6.
Blu is the latest brand to launch a Windows Phone, the Win JR, which is now on sale for just $89 off-contract, featuring a 4-inch display, front and rear cameras and quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200.
After announcing a family of Android tablets earlier this year, Polaroid is launching its first Windows Phone, the WinPro 5, with a 5-inch HD display, 1GB RAM, 8MP camera and a sleek 7.2mm-thick body.
From eye-watering iWatch pricing and queues for the iPhone 6 (already), to new Lumias, Xperias and Motos, and all sorts of low-cost treats, we look back at highlights from this week's news on Neowin.
Microsoft's personal digital assistant is much more than a personality: the driving force behind the service is a complex network or smart algorithms that create the personality.
As the Nokia Lumia 1020 reaches the end of the road, Microsoft's Jo Harlow has hinted at a replacement for the 41-megapixel Windows Phone, promising the "next greatest thing in high-end imaging."
Looking at the trail of evidence, it becomes clear that for Windows Phone, the future is Windows for your phone as Microsoft looks to pivot products around the Windows brand.
KAZAM - the handset company created by two former HTC execs - has launched the first in a new range of Windows Phones, and it includes a free replacement service for damaged or cracked screens.